Annual membership from 1st September to 31st August costs £10.00 per person.

If you are no longer in full-time employment, live in the St Ives area and are interested in joining St Ives U3A, we suggest that you come to one of our Tuesday afternoon meetings.

You may like to contact us first so that we can look out for you and welcome you.
If you want to join, download the ST. IVES, CORNWALL, U3A Membership Form for an application form for new members or contact us.
If you are a qualifying taxpayer, please also complete the Gift Aid Declaration section of the application form, so that we can reclaim the income tax on your subscription.


Programmes are published three times per year. Copies are available at main meetings, and are also usually available at St Ives Library. If you would like a copy to be mailed to you, please contact the Secretary.

Main Meetings.

a) The main meetings are held fortnightly in the Island Centre, usually with a speaker. There are breaks at Christmas and in August. Full details are given in the Programme. There is an entrance charge of £1.50 at these meetings; this includes tea and biscuits. Visitors are welcome at all main meetings – the charge is £1.50 for each of the first two visits, and £3 per visit thereafter.

b) Two people are needed to make the tea at main meetings. Volunteers are always welcomed to help out if the designated team are unable to attend.

c) Usually there is a raffle at each main meeting. Some members like to contribute items for the raffle, but there is no obligation to do so. Part of the proceeds of the raffle is used to purchase prizes for next time.

Interest Groups.

a) Interest Groups are an important part of our activities. We find that social contacts often develop more readily within these groups. We also depend heavily on members proposing new groups – even for limited periods. No special expertise is needed, and plenty of resources and advice are available from the National Office. Please discuss any ideas with a Committee member.

b) Attendees at group meetings usually pay about 50p per session to reimburse the host for tea and biscuits, but some groups pay more where there are room hire costs, etc.. Generally speaking groups are expected to cover their costs, except where agreed otherwise by the Committee.

May Day Parade

May Day Parade


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